Sovereign Sportsman series wins Emmy

by Apr 10, 2012A&E, SPORTS di-ne-lv-di-yi0 comments

Tribal member instrumental in show

     Sovereign Media Group, LLC, (SMG) originator and producer of the nationally televised hit sportsman’s television series “The Sovereign Sportsman”, took center stage at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences annual Emmy Awards gala on Saturday, March 17. SMG won the covetted Emmy® Award for Entertainment Excellence in Television for an episode of their show shot this past year in Belize, Central America. Show Co-host & Executive Producer Eric Richey (Smyrna, TN) and show Producer Joel Evans (originally from Belize) were on-hand to accept this prestigious award, an honor seldom won by outdoor sportsman’s programs. Also instrumental in the success of the program were show co-Host Forrest Parker of Cherokee, Print Media / Marketing / and Corporate Brand Manager Bill Carl (Minneapolis, MN), and Staff Cinematographer Eddy Bateman (Smyrna, TN). The 26th Annual Midsouth Emmy® Awards were held in Nashville, TN at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

EBCI tribal member Forrest Parker was a co-host for The Sovereign Sportsman series. (SMG Photo)

     “This is an unbelievable accomplishment!” Parker said. “It is almost unheard of for an outdoor show to win such a prestigious award. One of our goals is to promote initiatives in Indian Country and winning an Emmy Award will help us reach that goal in the coming years.”

     Principal Chief Michell Hicks said, “The Sovereign Sportsman TV series is known for showcasing the lives of wounded US soldiers, Native American Indians, and Humanitarian Initiatives Around the World. This award is well deserved and our tribe is proud of Forrest’s accomplishments on the Sovereign Sportsman and for the work he does for our tribe.”

     Sovereign Media Group (SMG), established in 2010, provides a full suite of print, video, sound, and pre / post production services to the television and minor motion picture industry. The Sovereign Sportsman TV show can be seen on The Pursuit Channel (Direct TV channel 608 and Dish Network Channel 240) beginning again in April on Sunday’s at 10:30 EST. Information and past episodes can also be found at: (or) Facebook :

– Sovereign Media Group